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What to know about executive function disorder

What to know about executive function disorder

Executive function is a broad group of mental skills that enable people to complete tasks and interact with others. An executive function disorder can impair a person’s ability to organize themselves and control their behavior. However, executive function disorder is not a specific, standalone diagnosis or condition. Instead, neurological, mental health, and behavioral disorders, such […]

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Kidney function tests: Everything you need to know

Kidney function tests: Everything you need to know

Kidney function tests are simple procedures that use either the blood or urine to help identify issues in the kidneys. There are a few different types of kidney function tests that investigate various aspects of kidney function. A kidney function test may check to see if the kidneys are filtering waste products too slowly. Another […]

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What to know about low urine output

What to know about low urine output

Low urine output is a symptom that people who are sick and have lost too many liquids commonly experience. It also occurs in people who have an obstruction in their urinary tract. However, the body may produce less urine for several different reasons, which will require different treatments. Oliguria is the medical term for low […]

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Brain changes may explain why exercise relieves autism in mice

Brain changes may explain why exercise relieves autism in mice

Exercise appears to alter the brain in ways that can reduce some of the characteristics of autism in mice. In a mouse model, exercise helped remove surplus connections between neurons, which is a hallmark of autism. In mice bred to model autism spectrum disorder (ASD), scientists at the University of Tokyo in Japan found that […]

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Tomato juice: Could 1 cup per day keep heart disease at bay?

Tomato juice: Could 1 cup per day keep heart disease at bay?

Researchers have recently investigated the potential benefits of tomato juice on cardiovascular risk. Although the team reported reductions in blood pressure and cholesterol levels, the results are not entirely convincing. Can tomato juice protect against cardiovascular disease? Cardiovascular diseases are responsible for the most deaths in the United States. People can modify certain risk factors, […]

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Lack of motivation: Does inflammation alter brain systems?

Lack of motivation: Does inflammation alter brain systems?

Researchers from Emory University examine new evidence about how low-grade inflammation could impact a person’s level of motivation. This may also have implications for the treatment of some cases of depression. Researchers are taking a closer look at evidence directly connecting inflammation with a lack of motivation. The idea that depression or symptoms of depression […]

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Urinary Retention

Urinary Retention

What causes urinary retention? Urinary retention can result from obstruction of the urethra nerve problems medications weakened bladder muscles Obstruction of the Urethra Obstruction of the urethra causes urinary retention by blocking the normal urine flow out of the body. Conditions such as benign prostatic hyperplasia — also called BPH — urethral stricture, urinary tract […]

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Lasix (furosemide) vs. Demadex (torsemide)

Lasix (furosemide) vs. Demadex (torsemide)

Lasix (furosemide) vs. Demadex (torsemide): What’s the difference? Lasix (furosemide) and Demadex (torsemide) are diuretics (water pills) used to treat edema (water retention) due to congestive heart failure, kidney disease, chronic kidney failure, or liver disease. Lasix and Demadex are also used with other high blood pressure medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lasix […]

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Lasix (furosemide) vs. bumetanide

Lasix (furosemide) vs. bumetanide

Lasix (furosemide) vs. bumetanide: What’s the difference? Lasix (furosemide) and bumetanide are potent diuretics (water pills) used treat excess accumulation of fluid or swelling of the body (edema) caused by heart failure, kidney disease, chronic kidney failure, or liver disease. Lasix is also used with other high blood pressure medications to treat high blood pressure […]